- Bengal government reduced petrol and diesel prices
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The Government of West Bengal (West Bengal) on Sunday announced a reduction of one rupee per liter in tax on petrol and diesel (Petrol Diesel Price), which will be effective from midnight of 22 February. State Finance Minister Amit Mitra said that this step will give people some relief from the increase in fuel prices. Mitra said, “The Center receives Rs 32.90 per liter (on February 20) as tax from petrol, while the state gets only around Rs 18.46. In case of diesel, the tax to the central government is Rs 31.80 per liter, while the state gets only about Rs 12.77. ”
He also alleged that the Center has imposed cess, so that the states do not have to pay their share out of this amount. This is “against the characteristics of the country’s federal structure”. Mitra said in response to a question that the Central Government should bring the Planning Commission into existence again.
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Later, the minister said in a tweet that tax exemption on fuel will be valid till June 30. Mitra said, “To reduce the burden of the common man, the state government has decided to allow a rebate of Rs. 1 per liter on the sales tax payable on the sale of petrol and diesel which is midnight of 22 February, 2021 Will be applicable from 30 June 2021.
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